The Prophet


There have been all sorts of soothsayers, clairvoyants and oracles down through the ages – from the Mayans to Nostradamus to Edgar Cayce.  But there’s one prophet that most people have never heard of.  His name is Albert Pike and he purportedly wrote a letter foretelling WWIII.  What’s unusual about that letter is that it is said to have been written in 1871!  Obviously, that was long before the onset of either WWI or WWII.

The purpose for this WWWIII was supposedly to set the stage for the creation of a new world order.  Sound familiar?  The war would be triggered by a conflict between Islam and Israel which would result in their mutual self-destruction.  The sucking sound you would then hear would be the world powers being drawn into the conflict.

By itself, this is singularly not that exciting until you realize that Pike also foretold WWI and WWII.  As the story goes, WWI was intended to overthrow the Czar of Russia and thereby pave the way for Communism on the world stage, while WWII was necessary in order to establish the sovereign state of Israel in Palestine.  Of course, in 1871, no one I dare say had ever heard of Communism or Israel. Hmmm.

Now Albert Pike was a rather interesting character.  He was a general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  He was also a 33rd degree Mason and he wrote and published “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.”  Strangely enough, there is even a statue of him in Washington DC. According to urban legend, Pike had ties to the Illuminati and it was those ties that were intimately linked to his visions of the future.  Some people would even say that his visions would later become a blueprint for total world domination.

So there you have it.  A colorful story of revelation (think divine), intrigue (a missing letter from a famous museum) and conspiracy on a global scale involving some of the biggest names in modern history.  I wonder when Dan Brown will write a novel about it.

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